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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2-5-1 Christmas Special 2021

In this episode Nick and Simon discuss  classic holiday albums from the past, and also look at a couple of new Christmas releases. This year we also d...

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E24-Jazz at the Philharmonic

Norman Granz set up Jazz at the Philharmonic with little more than chutzpah and a handful of cash. JATP would go on to create careers and fortunes for...

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E23-Jazz Harp

Simon and Nick discuss an instrument less often heard in Jazz- The Harp.

Monday, November 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E22-Jazz Heavy Weight

Who was the Jazz Heavy weight?  Nick and Simon discuss the biography of a jazz great who had a varied career.

Monday, November 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E21-The Altered Scale

What is an altered scale , where can you use it, what are its other names, and what scale is it related to? Nick and Simon shed light on the altered s...

Friday, October 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E20-Book Review But Beautiful

Simon & Nick talk about a book they both enjoyed reading. But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer

Friday, October 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E19-Hod OBrien

Who was Hod O'Brien? In this episode Nick introduces Simon to a pianist he feels deserves wider recognition.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E17-The Cabaret Card

In this episode Nick and Simon discuss the Cabaret Card and it's impact on the New York jazz scene of the 1940's and 50's.

Sunday, August 29, 2021 2-5Q-1-S1E2-Paul Pace

Nick And Simon visited Paul Pace at Ronnie Scotts and asked him these 5 questions1. Could you tell us about the history of the Spice of Life jazz club...

Monday, August 16, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E16- Can You Hear Me at the Back?- Amplification and Jazz

Can You Hear Me at the Back?Nick and Simon lay out the development of amplification, and how it has been used in jazz.

Sunday, August 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E15-Jive Talk

Salutations solid gone gators, Nick and Simon beat their gums to give you the swingformation on Jive talk. They are putting it down and you better pic...

Thursday, July 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E14-Licks or Language

In this episode Nick and Simon enjoy an ice cream while speaking Esperanto. No? OK,  they discuss the concept of 'The Lick", that divisive l...

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